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"Body Of War": Phil Donahue's First Film Profiles Anti-War Iraq Veteran [VIDEO]

The film followa Tomas Young, an Iraq War vet paralyzed from a bullet to the spine, on a physical and emotional journey as he adapts to his new body and begins to question the decision to go to war in Iraq.
 
 
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This post, written by Paddy, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

Geez, I would have known this back in the day when I read Variety more than Salon. Sounds interesting.

Body of War is a 2007 documentary following Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran paralyzed from a bullet to the spine, on a physical and emotional journey as he adapts to his new body and begins to question the decision to go to war in Iraq. From soldier to anti-war activist, the film takes an unflinching view of the physical and emotional aftermath of war through the eyes of an American hero.

As Tomas' journey unfolds, the film cuts back and forth to Congressional proceedings in Washington DC. Footage includes passionate speeches by Senator Robert Byrd as well as a running tally of how each US Congress member voted regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq.

Body of War premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to a sold out house where it received multiple standing ovations [1] and won the People's Choice Award (runner-up).[2] It was also awarded the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival. [3]

Wheeeee!!!! I just called and got free tickets!!

Donahue to screen new film about Iraq at ND

SOUTH BEND - Television talk show host Phil Donahue** will screen his first film, " Body of War," at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts at 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 7.

Pretty cool. Beats seeing REO at the Morris!!! (The usual local fare)

Paddy is a regular contributor to Cliff Schecter.com .

 
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